Self Portrait #11 (after Marlene Dumas)

self portrait 11 comp

This birthday card by Dumas seemed to call out for my high school graduation photo.

According to Wikipedia, the San Francisco psychedelic poster art style flourished from about 1966 to 1972.  I graduated in 1970, but the photo was taken in 1969, just a few months after Woodstock.

“We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion year old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden”
–Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock”

“If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”
–Scott McKenzie, “San Francisco”, 1967

“Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere”
–The Cowsills, “The Flower Girl Song”, 1967

OK, so I was in Maryland, did not go to Woodstock, and had never been to San Francisco.  But the musical spirit was everywhere.

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32 responses to “Self Portrait #11 (after Marlene Dumas)”

  1. geo.kalpataru says :

    this is absolutely one of your best collages, if not my favorite, in this blog-no doubt!

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  2. D.S. says :

    The musical spirit is always everywhere, 🙂
    Love this self portrait — the colors, the movement, the style … And those wonderful flowers!
    The quotes (especially Mitchell’s — you knew I’d have to comment, right?) are wunderbar, too. 😉

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    Great job–and now the songs are going through my head. 🙂

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  4. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    My head too!^^ you definitely captured the style. Woo! Looks like lots of fun too!

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  5. Jodi says :

    Amazing! Love it!!

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  6. Sharon Mann says :

    Ah, the Woodstock spirit is alive. Fantastic portraits.

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  7. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Wow! How cool is this!! I think this is competing for a fave of mine. I love the colors and the composition so much!! ❤️😃

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  8. Teresa Robeson says :

    Such spectacular use of color! Your homage is perfect; I love it!

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  9. memadtwo says :

    Yup, they can never take away our inner hippie. Nice reflection of the times and cute high school picture.


  10. Cathe says :

    You were at the right age and time period for such great influences. I agree, this is one of your best collages! Lots of love for it.

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  11. IsyLLiS says :


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  12. tedgiffin says :

    My misguided opinion is the Psychedelic Poster style owed a lot to the Art Noveau, (is that the right name of it?) that flourished in the 1890’s. Yes and the music is still everywhere, and that is a very happy thing!

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  13. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Love this! very nice

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